Tom is an intern with the U.S. Climate Program currently supporting the America’s Pledge and GHG Data Portal Projects. He assists with the research and writing of key reports, blog posts, and other communications as necessary. He is also conducting research on GHG accounting methodologies, data sources, and best practices in support of WRI’s efforts to quantify emissions at the non-federal level (e.g. from states, cities, businesses, or other institutions).
Tom has experience in program administration, policy analysis, and the promotion of sustainable environmental policy both in the U.S. and abroad. He has served internationally as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer and as an intern for the USAID Clean Energy and Water Program in Armenia. He holds an M.S. in Global Affairs with a focus in energy and environmental policy from New York University.
A native of Illinois, Tom is a hiking and backpacking enthusiast, an avid learner of foreign language (when given the time to do so), and enjoys cooking, reading, and both listening to and playing music.
Ultimately, the work on climate change is done on the ground and is up to each of us. That is why America’s Pledge on climate is so important, as former U.S. President Barack Obama told city leaders in Chicago last week at the inaugural Global ...